forth. >> i bet. back on solid ground, passengers finally leave the crippled cruise ship, but this voyage home is not over yet for most. an international sports icon accused of murder. and new this morning, explosions in the sky, injuries reported after a meteor blows up just before hitting the earth. that's right. >> that's very scary. >> good friday morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. john berman will co-host "starting point this morning." >> i'm zoraida sambolin, friday, february 15th. we're on earlier this morning. it's 4:00 a.m. in the east. up first, the return of the triumph. the cruise from hell is finally over. thousands of passengers who spent five days stranded at sea and slogging through sewage and now sleeping in warm beds, we understand, or on buses, trains, and planes heading home.